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December 9, 2012

Business briefs: Dec. 9, 2012

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This year the chamber will host a wine pull and a silent auction. New Executive Director Katy VanAnden will be welcomed.

A sampling of foods prepared by Alegria Garden Cafe will be offered. Event sponsors include Cape Air, Gauthier’s Saranac Lake Inn, Community Bank and Adirondack Health/ AMC.

RSVP to info@saranaclake.com or call 891-1990.

Holiday match

PLATTSBURGH — Stewart’s Shops will once again team up with their customers and media partners for the Holiday Match program. Last year, Stewart’s matched the customers’ record donation of $700,000 for a total of $1.4 million. Since 1986, the Holiday Match program has donated more than $16 million to local children’s organizations.

From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas, Stewart’s will match individual donations made to the program in all 324 Stewart’s Shops.

“Many children’s organizations have lost some of their public funding and are now, more than ever, counting on the private sector to help them continue their good work. Holiday Match gives people the opportunity to make a donation, have it matched by Stewart’s and given back to children’s organizations in their communities,” said Stewart’s Foundation President Susan Dake.

“Last year we were able to help over 1,400 organizations with Holiday Match and, in these difficult times, we anticipate the number of applications to increase again this year. All the money donated goes to charity, there are no administrative costs.”

The goal of Holiday Match is to encourage individual giving and broaden the base of support for local charities. All donations are tax-deductible. Stewart’s accepts funds from groups or businesses, but only matches individual donations. Local children’s organizations can pick up an application throughout the holidays at any Stewart’s Shop or online at stewartsshops.com.

The deadline for submission is Jan. 31, 2013. All groups applying must be locally based, benefit children under 18 and be a qualified, charitable 501c3 organization. A brochure listing all the organizations in their 30-county area that received funds last season will also be available in all Stewart’s Shops.

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